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Natasha Taylor, PT, MS, leads some simple hip exercises and stretches to help reduce mild hip pain and stiffness.

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Natasha is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy who works at Michigan Medicine, an outpatient clinic that is part of the University of Michigan Health System. She has practiced physical therapy for more than 15 years. In addition to treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and pain conditions, Natasha mentors physical therapy residents and is an active member of the University of Michigan Health System's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.


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Fjerstad BM, Hammer RL, Hammer AM, Connolly G, Lomond KV, O'Connor P. Comparison of two static stretching procedures on hip adductor flexibility and strength. Int J Exerc Sci. 2018;11(6):1074–1085. Article Summary in PubMed.

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